Deputy Manager/Senior Project Worker – Children’s Short Break Respite Service


Salary:  £27,046.24 – made up from 21 hours as Deputy Manager and 16 hours as a Senior Project Worker – per year plus 23 days holiday and 8 bank holidays

Hours: 37 hours per week, (including days, evenings, and some weekends)


We have an exciting vacancy to join Centre 404 as the Deputy Manager and Senior Project Worker for our wonderful five-bedded home in Tower Hamlets providing fun-based after school activities and short breaks for a small group of children with Autism aged 6-18 in a residential setting. The team also offers outreach support in a planned way that will best meet the needs of the children and their family.


The role will involve balancing multiple priorities in running an essential and inspirational service for children and young people with Autism.  You will support with strategic and logistical planning while also carrying out hands-on work alongside the rest of the team, ensuring a child centred approach is maintained at all times, and involving children, young people and parents and carers in decision-making structures. There is ample scope for development, identifying any gaps in existing provisions and expanding services accordingly. This deputy manager will be ambitious to maintain and further develop the positive and invaluable work of this service.


You will support, and be supported by, our highly experienced Ofsted Registered Manager and be responsible for delivering services that are fully compliant with all relevant legislative and regulatory requirements.   You will ensure the safety of service users’ health and wellbeing, leading by example with a positive and person-centred approach.  You will be confident liaising with local authority and Ofsted representatives and be committed to supporting your team to provide and facilitate engaging activity groups aimed at developing the life skills, confidence and relationship building of the people we support.


  • You will need to have a minimum of two years of supervisory or team leadership experience ideally in a children’s residential environment or a related field working with children, young adults or adults with learning disabilities.


  • You will need to have or be working towards  Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare or an equivalent qualification.

If you have any questions or would like to have a chat about the role, please feel free to get in touch with us on 0207 607 8762 or at  You can find the full job description and person specification here:


How to apply – If you are interested in this role, please submit a CV and a cover letter, either in the body of the email or as a separate attachment that details your interest in the role and suitability for it.


Centre 404 is dedicated to staff development and supervision and we will provide a detailed induction and on-going training and support. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and we are looking to recruit people who share these values. All offers of employment are subject to an enhanced DBS check, proof of eligibility to work in the UK and two satisfactory references.

We are dedicated to providing a meaningful and rewarding work environment, as well as offering a range of perks and benefits for our staff to enjoy.


Centre 404 is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Charity ref number 299889